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Song of the Sea

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stepped out of our door to the warm pool, walked a little further to the beach, set up with umbrellas and lounge chairs. Complimentary breakfast was awesome too.

This place was nice. Room make us feel like in Provence, South of France. So quiet even if close to the pool. Direct access to the beach. Complimentary rental of bikes, paddle boards and kayaks. Staff very welcoming, kind and helpful.

Terrific place. Not fancy but clean and comfortable. Nice to have a kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator stocked with dishes, silverware, paper towels, dishwashing soap. Screened in porch. Great breakfast, free bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, laundry facilities. Very quiet but their sister property next door had live music, outdoor bar and restaurant as well as an indoor restaurant. Will stay again.

The grounds were great and the stay was most relaxing.Starting with a wonderful breakfast.the pool and the access to the gulf we could not asked for a more enjoyable vacation.The staff was always available to answer any questions we had.

couldn't use screened in lanai/it had numerous holes in the screen(some of the holes had been patched ,some not//mosquitos were a problem on lanai//brought it to the staff when I chked out/////no rest rooms by the pool

Relaxing, quite, and comfortable. This is what a break from life should be!

Beautiful beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas Bikes included Lovely breakfast included Rooms nice size and clean Pool area very nice

Decided to come back to sanibel for our anniversary. Picked Song of the Sea because of its small size and less expensive resort fees. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast but wish more indoor seating had been available to compensate for a rainy morning. The staff was friendly and talkative when asked questions about the island. All rooms have tile floors, which is nice when there's sand but, the deep grout lines looked liked they trapped more dirt than housekeeping could keep up with. Also in need of updating are the lumpy bumpy mattresses! While in sanibel we enjoyed a delicious meal at The Island Cow! Don't miss this eatery!

Awesome staff....friendly...very helpful. Cozy room...great mattress on bed. A bit of a walk to the ocean but pleasant scenery on the way )

Just got back from our stay in Sanibel, people were GREAT, room was clean and comfortable, beachfront, with lounges and umbrellas, fantastic beach area. Sand rinsing showers when returning from beach, and the most accommodating staff. Ready to book our return trip for next year!

Hotel was outstanding. Service and staff were great. Walked right out our door to beach and pool. Will definitely go back to Song of the Sea.

The hotel is very nice. Right on the beach. Staff was excellent to us. The rooms were really comfortable. Never tried out the bicycles but there were many available at all times. The continental breakfast was very good. Would stay there again.

Really enjoyed thia stay. The condo was real nice. Housekeeping was a little slower here but still did a good job. Great view of the ocean. Staff was excellent. Would stay here again. :)

The price is a bit higher than some other hotels on the island but the location is good and it has a smaller more intimate feel. Enjoyed watching the thunder storms out on the gulf from our screened patio at night. Very relaxing.

Everything about this place was wonderful! We will continue to go back there and will be recommending it to everyone we know!

Very nice except for pool heater being broken for two days. Staff were unaware.

Stayed for a week, great room and view, friendly staff, free bikes, beach chairs and towels, great breakfast, nice pool and hot tub. A small resort, not crowded or lots of noisy kids running around. You could relax by the pool, or it's a short walk to the beach. Quick to get to off the causeway, and not far from many restaurants. There is also a great tiki bar next door, however, we don't recommend eating at the hotel restaurant next door.

Everything was great, from the time we arrived to the time we had to leave. Really enjoyed the breakfast which consisted of waffles, fresh cut pineapple and strawberries, fresh juices, bagels, variety of Danish, cereal, coffee, tea, hard boiled eggs and more. My wife told me it was the most relaxed she has ever seen me on a vacation! Highly recommended. We enjoyed getting up at sunrise and walking along the beach. Many, many shells. Saw starfish, horseshoe crabs, sand dollars, sea urchins, porpoise and much more! Enjoyed miles of bike riding with the bikes that were provided, at no extra charge.Grilled out several times with the grill that was available for anyone's use. Enjoyed several places for dinning, many of the local shops, the Bailey-Matthews shell museum and the J.N. "Ding" Darling national wildlife refuge. The many shore birds are incredible. Very entertaining watching them run up and down the shoreline and away from the waves coming in. Looking forward to our next visit there.

Can't ask for better location or amenities for a couple to get away and just enjoy one another Staff is attentive but discrete

My wife and I wanted relaxation and an opportunity to collect shells. This small property has a nice pool and spa area and a short boardwalk to a wide, shell-strewn, Gulf Coast beach. Umbrellas and chairs are first-come, first-served and are not quite enough to accommodate demand. Continental breakfast gets a B+ (a little light on the fresh fruit). Rooms are old in sort of a "faded Tommy Bahama meets summer camp" fashion. Good WiFi strength in room (free). Mattress, pillows, and sheets were Five Star Fabulous, but the king bed was tightly wedged into a bedroom built for a double (or bunks). Sister property next door provides restaurant (B+ food, C+ atmosphere, B- service) and outdoor Tiki bar (B, B-, B). Innkeeper Cheryl is the star that shines brightly enough to help you ignore the short-comings in service and amenities. If you want rest, it's an A+. If you're looking for sparkle, action, nightlife, etc., keep looking. We' ll go back for peace and quiet.

863 E Gulf Dr Sanibel FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach

Located within a mile (2 km) of Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center, Song of the Sea is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. This 30-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Also near this Sanibel hotel are Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Causeway Islands Park B.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

The 30 recently renovated rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Renovated in 2012, Song of the Sea offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Gulf Front Suite 1st Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Gulf View Guestroom 1st Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Partial Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Song of the Sea

Everyone (7) Couples (46) Family (2) Friends (3)
5
Everyone

Stepped out of our door to the warm pool, walked a little further to the beach, set up with umbrellas and lounge chairs. Complimentary breakfast was awesome too.

By on Apr 11, 2018

5

nice stay in quiet place

Everyone

This place was nice. Room make us feel like in Provence, South of France. So quiet even if close to the pool. Direct access to the beach. Complimentary rental of bikes, paddle boards and kayaks. Staff very welcoming, kind and helpful.

By on Apr 10, 2018

4

ocean front hotel

Everyone

Terrific place. Not fancy but clean and comfortable. Nice to have a kitchen with stove, microwave and refrigerator stocked with dishes, silverware, paper towels, dishwashing soap. Screened in porch. Great breakfast, free bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, laundry facilities. Very quiet but their sister property next door had live music, outdoor bar and restaurant as well as an indoor restaurant. Will stay again.

By , from Virginia on Mar 6, 2018

5

pleasant atmosphere

Everyone

The grounds were great and the stay was most relaxing.Starting with a wonderful breakfast.the pool and the access to the gulf we could not asked for a more enjoyable vacation.The staff was always available to answer any questions we had.

By , from nj on Nov 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit with us here at Song of the Sea. I hope we can host you and your family again soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

3

room 4119/

Everyone

couldn't use screened in lanai/it had numerous holes in the screen(some of the holes had been patched ,some not//mosquitos were a problem on lanai//brought it to the staff when I chked out/////no rest rooms by the pool

By , from nokomis fl on Sep 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 6, 2017

Hi James, Thank s for your review and for letting us know what was going on. I will speak to the staff and track down the room so we can look into getting a full rescreen done. Hurricane Irma might take care of that for us before then. The Timbers is a very good restaurant in addition to so many others that we have on Sanibel. I hope that you will come back soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

great place , friendly staff , close to everything

Everyone

Relaxing, quite, and comfortable. This is what a break from life should be!

By , from Toledo Ohio on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2017

Hi Kevin,Thank you so much for the review. I hope that we can host you again very soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5
Everyone

Beautiful beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas Bikes included Lovely breakfast included Rooms nice size and clean Pool area very nice

By , from New York on Mar 18, 2017

4

20th anniversary get-away

Couples

Decided to come back to sanibel for our anniversary. Picked Song of the Sea because of its small size and less expensive resort fees. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast but wish more indoor seating had been available to compensate for a rainy morning. The staff was friendly and talkative when asked questions about the island. All rooms have tile floors, which is nice when there's sand but, the deep grout lines looked liked they trapped more dirt than housekeeping could keep up with. Also in need of updating are the lumpy bumpy mattresses! While in sanibel we enjoyed a delicious meal at The Island Cow! Don't miss this eatery!

By on Dec 22, 2015

5

cozy place...beautiful surroundings.

Families

Awesome staff....friendly...very helpful. Cozy room...great mattress on bed. A bit of a walk to the ocean but pleasant scenery on the way )

By on Aug 26, 2015

5

complete relaxation

Couples

Just got back from our stay in Sanibel, people were GREAT, room was clean and comfortable, beachfront, with lounges and umbrellas, fantastic beach area. Sand rinsing showers when returning from beach, and the most accommodating staff. Ready to book our return trip for next year!

By on Aug 14, 2015